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Old Watch Sunday (made before 1990)


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Morning, Sekonda 3017 around 1970.

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HAGD 

p.s. I took this earlier (you may notice I have had a round of 'strap-o-rama' since, and moved this Sekonda off the shark mesh).

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I have some proper hands on the way for the Poljot top middle.

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8 hours ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

Seiko 7625-1994

Made January 1969.

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A Sportmatic essentially. but the name was dropped for some reason...I guess they thought 'AUTOMATIC' was so much sexier :crazy5vh:

Have a great Sunday guys!

That reminded me of something.  Can't quite remember but I'm sure it will come to me...

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Curly script Kered.  These seem rarer than the other Kered logo style.  I assume they are earlier, and hence many have gone to the great watch graveyard in the sky.

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Morning,

Today this Ross, bought with the notion of fettling it for our namesake son who for once had the good sense, and even better taste, to politely demur. Can’t say I blame him.

The 17j EB 8800 movement is signed for Trice Watch Inc., importers of NY who seemingly went bust in 1977. Trice was also a brand name belonging to Ferex SA in the early 1970s and may or may not have been connected, so just where Ross-branded watches fit in, I haven’t a clue. Yes, of course it’s rubbish, but still gets trotted out once a year like everything else.

Regards.

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50 minutes ago, Eaglegale said:

That reminded me of something.  Can't quite remember but I'm sure it will come to me...

Seiko-Kered-3.jpg

Curly script Kered.  These seem rarer than the other Kered logo style.  I assume they are earlier, and hence many have gone to the great watch graveyard in the sky.

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I guess it's a little like TV channels in the 1970's, the amount of colours offered by Henry Ford on his Model T, one style suited all. I still remember how Channel 4 arriving was a mind blowing event.

Back in the 1950's and 1960's if you offered a man in the street a 'lovely' Hublot Big Bang you would probably get chased down the street by people with pitchforks that had a roasty toasty bonfire waiting for you.

(Below) 1960's woodcut image of a Hublot Authorised Dealer being burned at the stake for selling watches that are not round, not EPG, and not less than 40mm.

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(if you look really closely you can see that they made him wear the Hublot, and all the other guys are wearing Seiko, and Kered)

History Channel...if you're reading this I am open to offers :biggrin:

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17 minutes ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

I guess it's a little like TV channels in the 1970's, the amount of colours offered by Henry Ford on his Model T, one style suited all. I still remember how Channel 4 arriving was a mind blowing event.

Back in the 1950's and 1960's if you offered a man in the street a 'lovely' Hublot Big Bang you would probably get chased down the street by people with pitchforks that had a roasty toasty bonfire waiting for you.

(Below) 1960's woodcut image of a Hublot Authorised Dealer being burned at the stake for selling watches that are not round, not EPG, and not less than 40mm.

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(if you look really closely you can see that they made him wear the Hublot, and all the other guys are wearing Seiko, and Kered)

History Channel...if you're reading this I am open to offers :biggrin:

Mine Kered is a Seiko Sportsmatic as well!  It's like the Austin and Morris Minis.  Same car, different badge.

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2 minutes ago, Eaglegale said:

Mine Kered is a Seiko Sportsmatic as well!  It's like the Austin and Morris Minis.  Same car, different badge.

Who could blame Kered for wanting a rock solid watch with their logo on the dial, there are plenty of modern watch companies doing a 'Dr Frankenstein' with watch parts, "I'll give you this leg if I can have that arm" so to speak.

The one that gets me is the Casio Duro/Marlin...Casio so well known for producing quartz watches...millions of them, and yet they use a Miyota movement in one of their 'iconic' watches.

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Still enjoying the 1970s Mondaine with its very smooth FHF 90-5, discreetly branded on the rotor. The camera's picking up what looks like a trail of dust around the date window, which I hadn't seen before. Actually I think it's more likely to be a scuff, so I'll give it a rub with Polywatch later.

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I'm a new poster, but have been enjoying looking at the WRUW threads for some time as a lurker - I have serious horology-envy.  As a woman, I especially like the aesthetics and sizes of the vintage gents watches - from an era when women's watches were largely tiny sparkly cocktail watches.

I only said yesterday in the Vintage watch forum that I have a watch with horizontal hour batons and have seen very few others and lo and behold @Balaton1109 goes and posts another.  This is my recently inherited Villard (and the Medana I was asking about, which I really like, but it isn't working well - it worked for about 5 hours yesterday, but won't go at all today).

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3 hours ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

That is such a classy looking watch, there's no denying that 1960's / 1970's Seiko's were effortlessly stylish.

Thanks for sharing.

Thank you , they are very classy looking watches and still very much in "fashion" today as they was then . They seem to have become very popular again , especially on ebay and can still be had at very reasonable prices . Thanks again :thumbsup:

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